Mar 21, 2023  
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Human Resource Development, M.S.

Advisor:  Dr. Consuelo Waight

The Master of Science (MS) degree in Human Resource Development (HRD) is designed for the profession who seeks advanced preparation in facilitating sustainable learning and change in diverse organizations.  Students examine theories, strategies, processes and tools related to e-learning, instructional design, adult learning and organization development.  In addition, students utilize HRD research and evaluation techniques to create value for individual and organizational transformations.

For Information on the Executive M.S. in Human Resource Development, please see the College of Technology website.

Degree Requirements

The degree program requires all students to complete courses in human resources development plus approved electives.  The student may elect a thesis or non-thesis option.  Program and thesis guides specifying other requirements are updated regularly and are available from the department office.

Students needing improvement in their oral and written communication skills as determined by their course instructor(s) may be required to take TELS 5363  or an equivalent course with a grade of B or better.  This course is designed to help students develop effective oral and written communication skills.  This leveling course or an equivalent course as approved by the HRD program advisor may be assigned post admission to the graduate program.

Thesis Option


  • Core Courses           Credit hours:  27.
  • Approved Electives   Credit hours:  3.
  • Thesis                       Credit Hours:  6.

Total 36

Non-Thesis Option


  • Core Courses  Credit hours:  27.
  • Approved Electives   Credit Hours =  9.

Total 36